Weekly Job Byte

10 Things You Should Never Say in a Job Interview
Have you ever walked out of an interview under a dark cloud, feeling sure you weren’t going to get the job (and you didn’t)? Maybe it was something you said! Here are a few things you should never say in a job interview, along with smart alternatives to use when you’re faced with a tough question.

1. “I should point out that I don’t have any experience with X.”
Memorize this interview rule: Never volunteer a negative. If you lack experience, your resume will show it. If you’re not good at something, fine, don’t claim you are—but don’t go out of your way to talk yourself down, either. They have reason to think you can do the job, or they wouldn’t have invited you to interview for it.

Talk about what you do have to offer. Read More.

7 Things to Say in an Interview to Get the Job
Wondering what to say in a job interview to land the job? In this article, I’m going to reveal some specific phrases that will help you succeed.

If you want to have a great interview and get hired by top companies, there are certain things you should make sure to say before you leave the interview, and these are the top 7 things you should say to impress them and “check all the boxes” they’re looking for… so you can get hired faster. Read More

The Most Powerful Words to Use During Your Interview

If you’re wondering how much of a difference word choice can make, just consider which of these two responses makes a better impression: “I helped brainstorm ideas for campaigns” or “I generated ideas that were used in award-winning, successful campaigns.” Both answers are reasonable, but one conveys significant accomplishments, and the other is a bit forgettable.

In the first answer, the word “helped” is vague. To an interviewer, this could mean that you presented a list of powerful ideas—but it could also signify that you were a near-silent participant on a conference call to discuss the campaign. The second option removes the vague verb (“helped”), replacing it with a more active option. Read More.

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